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Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review

The Freedom of the Seas received a bundle of upgrades in 2011, including a 3D movie theater, and a nursery.

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Pool Areas

Three pool areas and multiple whirlpools are found on the ship.


H2O Zone

The H2O Zone is a water park, mainly for kids, with shallow parts for toddlers and deeper areas for older kids. H2O has interactive sculpture fountains, ground geysers, and a cascading waterfall. There is also an ice cream machine and a juice bar called Squeeze located near the H20 Zone. In addition to juices, Squeeze also sells smoothies, soda, beer, and mixed drinks.

Main Pool

The Sports Pool is the main pool area on Freedom of the Seas. The pool is divided by a stage, and on sea days (and some of the shorter port days) there are dances and other activities taking place on the stage. A small pool bar is located here, as well as a terrace with more sun lounges and stairs that lead up to an additional bar. The pool here is bigger and deeper than the ones found at H20 Zone, and there are four hot tubs in the main area—just in case the 80-degree water of the main pool is too cold for you.

Overlooking this pool is a huge LED screen that features movies and entertainment programs during the day and at night.

Solarium

Solarium is an adults-only pool area. The pool is a lot smaller than the main pool, but it has a small bridge and a fountain built into the pool. There are stools built into the side of the pool, and you can sit behind the fountain and have a drink from the solarium bar. All the sun lounges here feature wooden chairs and are cushioned—a lot more comfortable than the lounges at the other pool areas.

The Solarium area is not very big and tends to fill up quickly. On both sides of the pool, under a roofed area, are cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond the sides of the ship and are 112 feet above the water. Being adults-only, the Solarium is a quieter pool area, and, being right by the gym and spa, it is the perfect spot to relax the muscles after a hard work out.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Inside Stateroom
  4. Royal Suite
  5. Owner's Suite
  6. Grand Suite
  7. Junior Suite
  8. Superior Oceanview Stateroom
  9. Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
  10. Large Oceanview Stateroom
  11. Interior Stateroom
  12. Family Oceanview Stateroom
  13. Royal Family Suite
  14. Oceanview Stateroom
  15. Promenade Family Stateroom
  16. Promenade Stateroom
  17. Presidential Family Suite
  18. Family Interior Stateroom
  19. Cabin Amenities
  20. Dining
  21. Main Dining Room
  22. Chop's Steakhouse
  23. Portofino
  24. Windjammer
  25. Jade
  26. Johnny Rockets
  27. Sorrento's
  28. In-Room Dining
  29. Drinks
  30. Pools & Decks
  31. Pool Areas
  32. Sun Decks & Open Areas
  33. Deck Plans
  34. Recreation
  35. Lounges & Public Spaces
  36. Freedom Day Spa
  37. Fitness
  38. Retail
  39. Other Activities
  40. Nightlife & Shows
  41. Bear & Bull Pub
  42. Olive & Twist
  43. Pharaoh's Palace
  44. Schooner
  45. Boleros
  46. The Crypt
  47. Vintages
  48. On Air
  49. Champagne Bar
  50. Studio B
  51. Pool Bar
  52. Sky Bar
  53. Solarium Bar
  54. Casino
  55. Shows & Other Entertainment
  56. Service & Staff
  57. Staff & Ship Policies
  58. Health & Safety
  59. vs Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas
  60. vs Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic
  61. vs Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Dawn
  62. Conclusion
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